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On January 12, 1983.

On January 12, 1983, Anthony “Rebop” Kwaku Baah died aged 38. He was musician (percussion), recorded and performed with Can, Wynder K. Frog, Randy Weston, Jim Capaldi, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Free, Third World, Vivian Stanshall, Billy Cobham, Steve Winwood, The Unknown Cases, and Wally Badarou, but was best known as a member of the band Traffic. As a leader he released four albums.

On July 15, 2002.

On July 13, 2002, “Parlaphone” label released “The Remote Part”, the third Idlewild album. It was recorded in 2001 and was produced by Dave Eringa, Stephen Street, and Guy Massey.


  • Roddy Woomble- vocals, artwork concept
  • Rod Jones– vocals, guitar
  • Bob Fairfoull- bass
  • Colin Newton- drums
  • Jeremy Mills- piano
  • Allan Stewart- guitar
  • Edwin Morgan- writer
  • Dave Eringa- mixing
  • Guy Massey – engineer
  • Cenzo Townsend – engineer
  • Sally Herbert – string arrangements
  • Howie Weinberg- mastering
  • Dan Grech-Marguerat- mixing assistant
  • Traffic – art direction, design
  • Danny Clinch- band photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Roddy Woomble, Rod Jones, Bob Fairfoull, and Colin Newton, except where noted.

  1. You Held the World in Your Arms
  2. A Modern Way of Letting Go
  3. American English
  4. I Never Wanted – Roody Woomble, Rod Jones, Bob Fairfoull, Colin Newton, Jeremy Mills, Allan Stewart
  5. (I Am) What I Am Not
  6. Live in a Hiding Place
  7. Out of Routine
  8. Century After Century
  9. Tell Me Ten Words
  10. Stay the Same
  11. In Remote Part/Scottish Fiction – Roody Woomble, Rod Jones, Bob Fairfoull, Colin Newton, Edwin Morgan

On May 9, 1994.

On May 9, 1994, “Virgin” label released “Far From Home”, the eighth and final Traffic studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1994, at Woodstock, Kilcoole, Eire, and was produced by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi.


  • Steve Winwood– lead and backing vocals, organs, piano, synthesizers, lead guitar, basses, flute, saxophone, congas, timbales, programming
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, backing vocals, percussion, art direction
  • Davy Spillane- Uilleann pipes
  • Mick Dolan- rhythm guitar, AKAI S1000 programming, engineering, mixing
  • Karim Benzezour – assistant mixing engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi except where noted.

  1. Riding High
  2. Here Comes a Man
  3. Far from Home
  4. Nowhere is Their Freedom
  5. Holy Ground – Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Davy Spillane
  6. Some Kinda Woman
  7. Every Night, Every Day
  8. This Train Won’t Stop
  9. State of Grace
  10. Mozambique

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Island” label released “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys”, the fifth Traffic studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Winwood. In 1996, the album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.


  • Steve Winwood– lead vocals, guitar, piano, organ
  • Jim Capaldi– lead vocals and backing vocals, percussion
  • Chris Wood– saxophone, flute
  • Ric Grech– bass, violin
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah– percussion
  • Mike Kellie– drums
  • Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Tony Wright– cover art
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Hidden Treasure – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  2. The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  3. Light Up or Leave Me Alone – Jim Capaldi
  4. Rock & Roll Stew – Ric Grech, Jim Gordon
  5. Many a Mile to Freedom – Steve Winwood, Anna Capaldi
  6. Rainmaker – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi

In October 1968.

In October 1968, “Island” label released the self-titled, second studio Traffic album. It was recorded January – May 1968, at “Olympic Studios” in London, “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.


  • Dave Mason– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, Hammond organ
  • Steve Winwood– electric guitar, bass, lead and backing vocals, Hammond organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Chris Wood– tenor and soprano saxophone, flute, Coke tin, sleigh bells
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Terry Brown, Eddie Kramer, Glyn Johns, Brian Humphries – sound engineers
  • Richard Polak, Gered Mankowitz– photography

Track listing:

  1. You Can All Join In – Dave Mason
  2. Pearly Queen – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  3. Don’t Be Sad – Dave Mason
  4. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood
  5. Feelin’ Alright? – Dave Mason
  6. Vagabond Virgin – Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason
  7. Forty Thousand Headmen – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  8. Cryin’ to Be Heard – Dave Mason
  9. No Time to Live – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  10. Means to an End – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood


In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Island” label released “When the Eagle Flies”, the seventh Traffic studio album. It was recorded July 1973 – June 1974, and was produced by Chris Blackwell. “When the Eagle Flies” was band’s last album until their 1994 reunion album “Far from Home”.


  • Steve Winwood– guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Chris Wood– flute, saxophone
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, percussion, backing vocal, keyboards
  • Rosko Gee– bass
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah – percussion
  • Nobby Clark, Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Jeff Willens – mastering
  • Bill DeYoung – liner notes
  • Martin Hughes – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi, except where noted.

  1. Something New
  2. Dream Gerrard – Steve Winwood, Vivian Stanshall
  3. Graveyard People
  4. Walking in the Wind
  5. Memories of a Rock N’ Rolla
  6. Love
  7. When the Eagle Flies

On August 15, 2005.

On August 15, 2005, “Parlaphone” label released “Road to Rouen”, the fifth  Supergrass album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Studio St. Mard” in Rouen, France, and was produced by Gaz Coombes, Mick Quinn, Danny Goffey and Robert Coombes.


  • Gaz Coombes– vocals, guitar
  • Mick Quinn– bass, vocals
  • Danny Goffey– drums
  • Robert Coombes– keyboards
  • Andy Lovegrove, Laura Capillaire, Jules Francis – backing vocals
  • Engineered by Pierre Olivier Margerand
  • Mixed by Michael Ilbert, Pierre Olivier Margerand
  • Strings and horns arranged by Simon Hale, Gaz Coombes, Mick Quinn, Danny Goffey, Robert Coombes.
  • Conducted by Simon Hale
  • Arranged and recorded by Andy Lovegrove
  • Traffic, Mick Quinn- album design
  • Photography by Paul Wilson, M. Quinn, and Pierre Olivier Margerand

Track listing:

All tracks by Gaz Coombes, Mick Quinn, Danny Goffey and Robert Coombes.

  1. Traffic and Mick Quinn
  2. Petersburg
  3. Sad Girl
  4. Roxy
  5. Coffee in the Pot
  6. Road to Rouen
  7. Kick in the Teeth
  8. Low C
  9. Fin

In July 1970.

In July 1970, “Island” label released “John Barleycorn Must Die”, the fourth Traffic studio album. It was recorded February – April 1970, at “Island Studios”, “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Blackwell, Steve Winwood and Guy Stevens.


  • Steve Winwood – vocals, organ, piano, bass, percussion, bass guitar, electric piano, acoustic guitar
  • Chris Wood – sax, flute, electric sax, percussion, organ
  • Jim Capaldi – vocla, drums, percussion, tambourine
  • Andy Johns, Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Mike Sida – design
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Glad – Steve Winwood
  2. Freedom Rider – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  3. Empty Pages – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  4. Stranger to Himself – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  5. John Barleycorn (Must Die) – traditional, arr. Steve Winwood
  6. Every Mother’s Son – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Island” label released “Last Exit”, the third Traffic album. The first half of the album consists of studio recordings, recorded in 1968, at “Morgan Studios” in London, the second half was recorded live on March 14, 1968 at the “Fillmore West”, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.


  • Steve Winwood – organ, lead vocals, piano, bass, guitar
  • Dave Mason– guitar, lead vocals
  • Chris Wood– flute, saxophone, organ
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Guy Stevens, Mike Sida – art direction
  • Francine Winham, Raymond Ross, Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Just for You – Dave Mason
  2. Shanghai Noodle Factory – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, Jimmy Miller, Larry Fallon
  3. Something’s Got a Hold of My Toe – Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason, Jimmy Miller
  4. Withering Tree – Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  5. Medicated Goo – Stevie Winwood, Jimmy Miller
  6. Feelin’ Good (live at Fillmore West) – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
  7. Blind Man (live at Fillmore West) – Deadric Malone, Joseph Scott

In February 1973.


In February 1973, “Island” label released “Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory”, the sixth Traffic studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Strawberry Hill Studios” in Jamaica, and was produced by Stevie Winwood.


  • Steve Winwood– lead and backing vocals, guitar, piano, organ
  • Chris Wood– saxophone, flute
  • Barry Beckett(of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section) – keyboards
  • Jimmy Johnson(of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section) – clarinet
  • David Hood(of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section aka ‘The Swampers’) – bass
  • Roger Hawkins(of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section) – drums
  • Jim Capaldi– percussion, backing vocals
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah– percussion
  • Jerry Masters, Steve Melton – engineer
  • Tony Wright– cover illustrations
  • Tommy Wright – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi except where noted.

  1. Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory
  2. Roll Right Stones
  3. Evening Blue
  4. Tragic Magic – Chris Wood
  5. (Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired